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in the general david petraeus scandal. >> well, you know, there's another general. >> now involving the top commander in afghanistan. general john allen is being investigated for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> seriously? >> with this woman. >> is there like a club? >> apparently. is he sending topless pictures also? >> she's the woman who reportedly received those threatening e-mails from paula broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. >> still allegedly on that. >> allegedly threatening e-mails. >> with whom petraeus is said to have an affair. general allen took over command from general petraeus after petraeus was tapped for the cia. now, officials are reviewing up to 30,000 pages of communications. >> stop right now. i'm not -- okay. >> i don't know math -- >> 30,000. >> it was a very big font. >> it might be times roman 18. hold on a second. >> almost as big as the font of this headline. >> do we have that number right? >> hold on a second, i'm not really good at math. >> my eyes are bad. >> i think i've proven this, not good at math. let's talk to a guy who went
loosely there with cia director david petraeus which led to the resignation from his post on friday. good morning. with us on set, msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. the president on the council on foreign relations, richard haass and author of "foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting america's house in order." and from washington, we've got nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. the great john heilemann also here. >> we also have willie geist. >> the great willie geist also here. >> we did your show. it's a cute little show. >> it's fun, right? it's a good show. >> how's your new life? >> it started nine seconds ago, so i'll let you know. >> your swan song on friday being called by some the greatest swan song since the beatles recording abbey road. >> the "m.a.s.h." finale, i got a lot of that. >> so what's the chances that this paula broadwell, is that her name? >> yes. >> paula broadwell is on "morning joe" the one day that i'm off over the last three years. i missed her. >> crapshoot. >> she was impressive, right? >> yeah, we had her on-sped her bo
that left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. general david petraeus who was scheduled to testify today before he resigned now will testify tomorrow. what he learned from his own independent investigation into the benghazi attack. meanwhile, republican senators from the armed services committee including john mccain and lindsey graham are now calling for a, quote, watergate-style investigation into the libya raid and the obama administration's response to it. they also said they would try to block any attempt to nominate susan rice as the next secretary of state, describing her as unqualified for the job after she originally characterized the terror attack as a protest gone wrong. she went on the sunday shows including "meet the press" a couple days after the attack and said that. president obama in his news conference yesterday fired back at senators mccain and graham. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and gr
a priceless stone while david petraeus's wife call it had a start. >> ladies and gentlemen, there's news from the world of auction houses. news from the world of auction houses, christie's, last night auctioned off a 76-carat diamond. yep. i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. i believe. >> a huge story in the news right now, the general petraeus scandal. you all following that? oh, yeah. since general petraeus had an affair with his biographer, did you hear this, people are snapping up copies of the book. yeah. yeah, the book is available in hard cover and extremely hard cover. >> all right. morning. it's wednesday, november 14th. i'm mike barnicle in for joe, mika and willie. joining us on set nbc news peter alexander off the road covering the romney campaign. >> you forgot to shave. >> i know, i did, i woke up late and forgot. national affairs editor and political analyst john heilemann, "time" senior political analyst mark halperin and assistant editor and columnist for "the financial times," jillian tet. the contest for viewers to figure out whose career will implo
success looked like when david petraeus achieved it in iraq. i think his mission was to get us out of iraq and he achieved it. >> was petraeus a great general? >> i think petraeus is a terrific general. >> what about tommy franks? >> i call him in my book a two-time loser. most generals only get a chance to screw up one bwar, he screwe up two -- afghanistan and iraq. here's a guy who thought it was a net gain to push al qaeda from afghanistan into pakistan, who thought it was a good idea to let osama bin laden escape. the cia said put a regiment of army rangers on the pak border to stop the escape and franks and donald rumsfeld said no. we could have gotten bin laden had they followed the cia's repeated request in late '01 to capture al qaeda. tony franks thinks capturing the enemy's capital is the end of the war. in both afghanistan and iraq, it was actually the beginning. >> what about colin powell? obviously one of the most well known generals for political reasons, as well as military reasons. how does he rank as a general? >> mixed. he's an eisenhower-like figure -- smart, ambitious,
expected to face a barrage of questions about general david petraeus' admitted affair, the time line of this fbi investigation, and when exactly the president was told about it. meanwhile, the white house says the president still has faith in general john allen, the current u.s. commander in afghanistan, who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general from what officials skra as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more on an ever widening story. >> reporter: the scanndal involving two very different women, tampa social yate jill kelley, and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen, who took over from petraeus in afghanistan, and is the president's choice to be supreme allied command earp of anywnato forces in aurp. a nomination now temporarily on hold. the general is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday night, aides to defense secretary l
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)